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Top Films from Selected Art Directors

Richard Day

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 On the Waterfront 1954 Elia Kazan 52
2 The Grapes of Wrath 1940 John Ford 159
3 A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Elia Kazan 171
4 Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim 285
5 The Ox-Bow Incident 1943 William A. Wellman 533
6 Miracle on 34th Street 1947 George Seaton 583
7 How Green Was My Valley 1941 John Ford 587
8 Young Mr. Lincoln 1939 John Ford 857
9 Force of Evil 1948 Abraham Polonsky 910
10 Dodsworth 1936 William Wyler 977
11 Stella Dallas 1937 King Vidor 1387
12 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir 1947 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1528
13 Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, and Toshio Masuda 2175
14 Dead End 1937 William Wyler 2338

Hans Dreier

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
2 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
3 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey 82
4 Sullivan's Travels 1941 Preston Sturges 160
5 The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges 161
6 Trouble in Paradise 1932 Ernst Lubitsch 327
7 The Lost Weekend 1945 Billy Wilder 523
8 A Place in the Sun 1951 George Stevens 632
9 The Palm Beach Story 1942 Preston Sturges 700
10 Love Me Tonight 1932 Rouben Mamoulian 708
11 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1944 Preston Sturges 736
12 The Scarlet Empress 1934 Josef von Sternberg 773
13 It's a Gift 1934 Norman Z. McLeod 869
14 Make Way for Tomorrow 1937 Leo McCarey 875
15 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931 Rouben Mamoulian 1031
16 Shanghai Express 1932 Josef von Sternberg 1269
17 Hail the Conquering Hero 1944 Preston Sturges 1313
18 Wings 1927 William A. Wellman 1326
19 Midnight 1939 Mitchell Leisen 1557
20 Ruggles of Red Gap 1935 Leo McCarey 1709
21 The Last Command 1928 Josef von Sternberg 1782
22 Island of Lost Souls 1932 Erle C. Kenton 1783
23 The Docks of New York 1928 Josef von Sternberg 1876
24 The Great McGinty 1940 Preston Sturges 1950
25 Road to Morocco 1942 David Butler 1957
26 Going My Way 1944 Leo McCarey 2045
27 I Married a Witch 1942 René Clair 2309

Cedric Gibbons

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
2 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
3 The Philadelphia Story 1940 George Cukor 131
4 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli 233
5 Freaks 1932 Tod Browning 270
6 Greed 1924 Erich von Stroheim 285
7 A Night at the Opera 1935 Sam Wood 299
8 An American in Paris 1951 Vincente Minnelli 335
9 Ninotchka 1939 Ernst Lubitsch 345
10 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
11 The Shop around the Corner 1940 Ernst Lubitsch 394
12 Adam's Rib 1949 George Cukor 509
13 The Band Wagon 1953 Vincente Minnelli 541
14 The Asphalt Jungle 1950 John Huston 556
15 The Thin Man 1934 W.S. Van Dyke 588
16 On the Town 1949 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 675
17 The Big Parade 1925 King Vidor 746
18 Bad Day at Black Rock 1955 John Sturges 777
19 Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 Frank Lloyd 787
20 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Stanley Donen 890
21 The Women 1939 George Cukor 914
22 National Velvet 1944 Clarence Brown 970
23 Grand Hotel 1932 Edmund Goulding 1061
24 The Naked Spur 1953 Anthony Mann 1119
25 Camille 1936 George Cukor 1134
26 Fury 1936 Fritz Lang 1161
27 The Bad and the Beautiful 1952 Vincente Minnelli 1184
28 Mrs. Miniver 1942 William Wyler 1251
29 Gaslight 1944 George Cukor 1271
30 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 Tay Garnett 1337
31 Woman of the Year 1942 George Stevens 1368
32 High Society 1956 Charles Walters 1374
33 Easter Parade 1948 Charles Walters 1590
34 A Day at the Races 1937 Sam Wood 1610
35 They Were Expendable 1945 John Ford 1632
36 Blackboard Jungle 1955 Richard Brooks 1678
37 Captains Courageous 1937 Victor Fleming 1700
38 Pat and Mike 1952 George Cukor 1757
39 The Merry Widow 1934 Ernst Lubitsch 1822
40 David Copperfield 1935 George Cukor 1907
41 Pride and Prejudice 1940 Robert Z. Leonard 2015
42 Cabin in the Sky 1943 Vincente Minnelli 2065
43 The Great Ziegfeld 1936 Robert Z. Leonard 2080
44 Anna Karenina 1935 Clarence Brown 2105
45 Lust for Life 1956 Vincente Minnelli 2112
46 Battleground 1949 William A. Wellman 2126
47 Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 Robert Wise 2233
48 Kiss Me Kate 1953 George Sidney 2276
49 Hallelujah! 1929 King Vidor 2285
50 The Red Badge of Courage 1951 John Huston 2286
51 San Francisco 1936 W.S. Van Dyke 2390
52 The Broadway Melody 1929 Harry Beaumont 2404

Hal Pereira

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
2 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 40
3 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
4 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 John Ford 226
5 Breakfast at Tiffany's 1961 Blake Edwards 238
6 Roman Holiday 1953 William Wyler 260
7 Shane 1953 George Stevens 309
8 The Ten Commandments 1956 Cecil B. DeMille 429
9 Ace in the Hole 1951 Billy Wilder 486
10 The War of the Worlds 1953 Byron Haskin 692
11 Stalag 17 1953 Billy Wilder 732
12 Hud 1963 Martin Ritt 850
13 The Odd Couple 1968 Gene Saks 859
14 Funny Face 1957 Stanley Donen 1030
15 The Court Jester 1955 Melvin Frank and Norman Panama 1098
16 The Nutty Professor 1963 Jerry Lewis 1114
17 Sabrina 1954 Billy Wilder 1153
18 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Alfred Hitchcock 1544
19 One-Eyed Jacks 1961 Marlon Brando 1579
20 To Catch a Thief 1955 Alfred Hitchcock 1794
21 When Worlds Collide 1951 Rudolph Maté 2031
22 White Christmas 1954 Michael Curtiz 2072
23 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 John Sturges 2255

Lyle R. Wheeler

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
2 All about Eve 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 44
3 The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Robert Wise 215
4 Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock 231
5 Laura 1944 Otto Preminger 280
6 My Darling Clementine 1946 John Ford 357
7 An Affair to Remember 1957 Leo McCarey 634
8 Pickup on South Street 1953 Samuel Fuller 647
9 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Howard Hawks 735
10 The King and I 1956 Walter Lang 925
11 The Seven Year Itch 1955 Billy Wilder 1296
12 Bigger than Life 1956 Nicholas Ray 1342
13 The Gunfighter 1950 Henry King 1488
14 Twelve O'Clock High 1949 Henry King 1526
15 Kiss of Death 1947 Henry Hathaway 1567
16 Gentleman's Agreement 1947 Elia Kazan 1613
17 Leave Her to Heaven 1945 John M. Stahl 1838
18 Unfaithfully Yours 1948 Preston Sturges 1844
19 The Robe 1953 Henry Koster 1872
20 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 1945 Elia Kazan 1899
21 The Girl Can't Help It 1956 Frank Tashlin 1974
22 Carousel 1956 Henry King 1991
23 South Pacific 1958 Joshua Logan 2061
24 The Fly 1958 Kurt Neumann 2141
25 The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 George Stevens 2356
26 Broken Arrow 1950 Delmer Daves 2396
27 The Prisoner of Zenda 1937 John Cromwell 2420
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